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frogspawn

frogspawn  n.— «When Alfred Bird created his famous powder in 1846 (because his wife was allergic to the eggs found in real custard), he started a tidal wave of packet custard which, for some, is a childhood trauma on a par with tapioca...

toot route

toot route  n.— «We know more about saw-whets now than we did 10 years ago, because of an innovative survey technique called a “toot route” that was used by the Game Commission in 2000 and 2001 to locate saw-whets...

triple-hinge

triple-hinge  n.— «He has also held shooting clinics around Illinois to demonstrate his technique he calls the triple-hinge, a style similar to the one Larry Bird used that Nelson developed in the Army.» —“LaMoille hires new...

door buster

door buster  n.— «Retailers such as Wal-Mart and Sears, Roebuck opened at 6am yesterday to promote their “early bird” specials, also known as “door-buster” sales.» —“Stores open doors to bargain...

option three

option three  n.— «Since leaving Oxford, Hamilton-Paterson had continued to write poetry, and in 1974 he published Option Three (former White House jargon for “compromise”).» —“Rare bird of the islands” by Ian...

limb hanger

limb hanger n. a male turkey with long heel spurs. Editorial Note: Long spurs on a jake are correlated with the maturity and size of the bird. Etymological Note: See the last 2004 cite. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)